Butler Industries is proud to support the Noukou association

Butler Industries announces a partnership with Noukou.

Noukou is a humanitarian organization that aims to provide assistance to Togo’s children in emergency  by providing food, care and access to education. With more than 45 projects since 2013, Noukou is to improve living conditions in the perspective of sustainable and autonomous development.

“We attach great importance to humanitarian projects. Noukou is a young dynamic organization offering quality projects. We are pleased and very proud to support its projects. ” Mr. Walter Butler, president of Butler Industries.

“Mr. Walter Butler chose Noukou our association for the quality of its projects, its dynamism and the follow-up of its commitments. His contribution allows us to calmly finalize the purchase of land by realizing this great project. We are pleased to see that a large group and a small association like ours can share the same human values. “Karine Benoit, Founder Noukou.

For more information about Noukou : http://www.noukou.org/

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NextiraOne, a portfolio company of Butler Industries, announces the acquisition of Nware

Just one year after its takeover by Butler Industries, NextiraOne announces the acquisition of Nware, the network virtualization and data center specialist.

Founded in 2008, Nware generates nearly €10m in sales and employs over 60 people in France, divided between its integration and technical assistance activities. Nware, the virtualisation and hyper convergence specialist is a privileged partner of the leading suppliers of these technologies such as VMware, Nutanix, Microsoft or Dell. It has more than 200 midsize and key account clients on various sectors such as banking, insurance, industry, telecoms and services.

This acquisition will help NextiraOne expand its range of services around data center and network virtualisation.

Nextiraone, taken over in June 2015 by Butler Industries, is one of the French leaders in integration of systems and networks.  With a turnover of over € 240m, NextiraOne designs, installs and operates solutions and services to over 20,000 clients in the private and public sectors.

This acquisition reflects the growing dynamics of the group over the last months to make NextiraOne a major player in digital transformation of businesses and technologic infrastructures of tomorrow.

About NextiraOne France:

NextiraOne France is a technological-oriented IT Services company that designs, installs, maintains and supports business solutions and communication services for more than 20,000 private or public clients. Due to its advanced expertise in leading-edge communications, including Data Centers, Contact Centers, Unified Communications, Secure Network Infrastructures and Managed Services, NextiraOne helps its customers to transform their security and communication systems, making the complex simple.

Headquartered in Paris, NextiraOne France is present in metropolitan France (18 offices – 44 implantations) but also in Reunion Island, West Indies and Guyana, with approximately 1,400 employees, including more than 850 qualified experts.

For more information: www.netiraone.eu

 

Almas Industries launch party

Butler Safe Technologies, a subsidiary of Butler Industries, becomes Almas industries

Since 2012, Butler Industries has developed in the fields of electronic security thanks to internal growth and several acquisitions in this sector, among which:

  • Eden Innovations, specialized in R&D, headquartered in  Aix-en-Provence (France),
  • Fichet-Bauche Télésurveillance, the pioneer of telemonitoring in France,
  • ATS Sécurité Privée, the key player in security for French SMEs,

Today, to reflect this growth and its ambition to be recognized as a leading industry player, the group adopts a new visual identity and becomes Almas Industries.

This new identity is the product of reflection on the group’s values, strengths and aspirations. This is a strong sign, directed as much to ourselves, as to our customers, suppliers and partners.

Almas Industries will continue to grow by placing technological innovation and customer service at the heart of its business. With 300 employees, 25,000 customers and a presence in 8 European countries, Almas industries aims to become a new leader in the security market (alarm systems, video, biometrics, remote assistance, defibrillators connected ) .

For more information: http://almas-industries.com/

Sale of ADIT to Weinberg Capital Partners

Butler Capital Partners announced the sale of its majority stake in ADIT to Weinberg Capital Partners.

ADIT, founded by its president, Mr Philippe Caduc, is the French leader in strategic intelligence consultancy. In February 2011, Butler Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in the group from  “l’Agence des Participations de l’Etat” which still holds a stake in the group.

Since then, ADIT has expanded significantly both in Europe and internationally and has diversified its offer. Between 2010 and 2015, the turnover and the group’s workforce grew by 50% and the operating increased by almost 3 times

Butler Industries takes an equity stake in ESP Consulting

Butler Industries takes an equity stake in ESP Consulting, a French start-up firm, leader in the sector of applied sports sciences.

Butler Industries announces its 10% equity stake in ESP Consulting, a French innovative company leader in the sector of applied sports sciences, specialized in the study and the analysis of sports performances and human movements thanks to scientific and technological devices.

Founded in July 2008, ESP Consulting includes a research department, a clinic specialized in sport and a sports training center. In September 2015, the opening of a 1300 square meter laboratory took the company to the next level. ESP Consulting carries out both diagnostics of human movements and the effects of new technologies on human mechanism.

Thanks to the services offered by ESP Consulting, athletes can – using various technological disposals such as micro-sensors, speed radars, photo cells or modeling in 3D – access analyses of bio mechanics and ultra-precise movement, which enables them to improve their performance or correct gestures that are potentially traumatic for their body. ESP Consulting brings ultra-personalized solutions and gives access to data that improves significantly the therapies implemented for rehabilitation following trauma or injuries.

The data collected by ESP Consulting is also used -in collaboration with sports professionals and industrials – to develop sports equipment (rackets…) or everyday life equipment (car seats), to make them more suitable to the constrains of the human body mechanics in terms of ergonomic.

Walter Butler, President of Butler Industries declared: 

« We are delighted to invest in ESP Consulting, which is a real French nugget that has developed innovative services and technologies in the health and sport sector. ESP Consulting operates in a forward-looking sector that is full of potential applications whether it is in the professional sport sector or in the public health sector. We want to support its development in the long term and give it the means to be a key player in its market.»

Butler Industries’ investment will enable ESP Consulting to accelerate its development in France and abroad, and quickly become the key reference of sciences applied to sport in Europe.

Takeover of all the assets of Altilans

Butler Industries announces the takeover of all the assets of Altilans, a key player in the professional video protection.

This investment was carried out by ATS Sécurité Privée, a subsidiary of Butler Industries.

Founded in 2008, Altilans specializes in commercialization, installation and maintenance of B2B video protection systems, mainly for clients specializing in retailing and distribution. Thanks to the quality of its services and its technical know-how, Altilans’s revenues exceeded €10m in 2013. Altilans operates in most France’s regions, which allows the company to insure security and video protection for its clients.

Both Altilans and ATS Sécurité Privée operate in similar markets, which are security equipment lease and provision of related services (maintenance, installation, etc). The similarity of goods and services proposed by these two companies, as well as the common financial partners (leasers), will not only allow to sustain Altilans’s assets and to insure continuity of operation, but also create synergies of competence and products. ATS Sécurité Privée wants to strengthen the positioning of Altilans in a promising sector by emphasizing the quality of its services and its material, in order to provide the company with a strong and long-lasting comparative advantage in this very competitive sector.

This takeover is a new evidence of Butler Industries’s interest in the security technologies sector. Indeed, since 2012, Butler Industries has acquired several companies operating in this sector:

  • Eden Innovations, specialized in Research and Development, headquartered in  Aix-en-Provence (France),
  • The majority of European subsidiaries of the group Safetic,
  • Fichet-Bauche Télésurveillance, the pioneer of telemonitoring in France,
  • ATS Sécurité Privée, the key player in security for French SMEs,
  • Aquitaine Vidéo…

All these companies were concentrated in the group BST- Butler Safe Technologies- covering the entire value chain, from design of products to its distribution and maintenance. The group specializes in business security innovation (biometric access control and videomonitoring markets) and in security of people (defibrillators DOC and medical telemonitoring markets). The development of the group is also based on the establishment of subsidiaries and the acquisition of shares in companies implemented in Brazil and Asian countries.  Today, BST has nearly 12 000 corporate clients, more than 1/3 of which are German companies.

Butler Industries takes over NextiraOne France

Butler Industries announces the takeover of NextiraOne France, the independent leader in the integration of IT solutions for companies.

Butler Industries takes over all the assets of NextiraOne France, its subsidiaries (NextiraOne West Indies-Guyana, NextiraOne Reunion Island, Clemessy Télécommunications) and NextiraOne Experts. The Group, which revenues amounted to €250m in 2014, preserves its entire workforce (1,386 employees).

The takeover by Butler industries reflects a rebirth of a company which deeply transformed itself in the past 10 years to become an independent player in the digital technology for companies in France. Butler Industries plans to make NextiraOne the central actor of market consolidation in the IT sector in France and to continue the company’s growth by investing in:

  • Training and targeted recruitments, to enable the Group to comfort its technological leadership and the quality of its client services;
  • Strengthening the Group offers in the following areas: WAN, unified communication, security, and virtual networks management;
  • Infrastructure development in order to promote tomorrow’s services offers, especially in the domain of cloud.

Philippe Hedde, CEO of NextiraOne France declared

« We are very pleased to join Butler Industries. It’s a new start for NextiraOne France and its 1,386 employees. Its business plan relies on a long-term vision and strong basis which insure the durability of the firm and will enable us to pursue our growth and reinforce our commitment towards our client. »

Walter Butler, Butler Industries Chairman and CEO added

« We have known NextiraOne for more than 15 years. It enjoys a high-technical expertise recognized by its clients and is a key player in technological mutations related to/associated with the digitalization of the economy. We are going to intensify this trend to make NextiraOne a leader in tomorrow’s technological infrastructure. »


About NextiraOne France

NextiraOne France is a technological-oriented IT Services company that designs, installs, maintains and supports business solutions and communication services for more than 20,000 private or public clients. Due to its advanced expertise in leading-edge communications, including Data Centers, Contact Centers, Unified Communications, Secure Network Infrastructures and Managed Services, NextiraOne helps its customers to transform their security and communication systems, making the complex simple.

Headquartered in Paris, NextiraOne France is present in metropolitan France (18 offices – 44 implantations) but also in Reunion Island, West Indies and Guyana, with approximately 1,400 employees, including more than 850 qualified experts.

For more information : www.nextiraone.eu

 

 

Takeover of ISODEV’s assets

Butler Industries was chosen to buy the assets of ISODEV, a funding platform from SME-VSE.

Founded in 2012, ISODEV was one of the pioneers of alternative financing for SME-VSE. Since its creation, ISODEV has granted almost 2,000 loans out of 10,000 applications processed for an amount of €80,000,000.

In less than three years, ISODEV thus became the leader of alternative financing for SME-VSE in France with a loan offer ranging from €50,000 to €150,000, distributed in partnership with banks and independent brokers.

By taking over the brand ISODEV and its unique know-how regarding selling of alternative loans to SME-VSE, Butler industries supports the launching of a new player aiming at following SME-VSE in their investment or growth projects alongside their traditional banking partners.

Butler Industries plans to develop a sustainable financing solution in France and then in Europe for SME-VSE with loans ranging from €50,000 to €500,000.
ISODEV will benefit from Butler Industries’ extensive expertise on debt structuring and its specific know-how on credit analysis based on its “small tickets” leasing activity present in 10 European countries as well as its credit activity managing over $300,000,000.

Walter Butler, President of Butler Industries stated :

“Despite its difficulties, ISODEV managed to build an expertise in the selling of participating loans which is a major asset to develop a relevant alternative credit offer for enterprises with growth projects. We are pleased to be able to give a fresh impetus to this great initiative in financing the real economy.”

Sale of Anovo to Ingram Micro

Butler Capital Partners announced the sale of ANOVO to Ingram Micro, with which it has been in exclusive negotiation since June 2014.

Over the past three years, Butler Capital Partners and a mainly renewed management team have made a profound transformation of the group.
With a turnover of € 350m in 2014 and 5,100 employees in eleven countries all around the world, ANOVO asserts itself as the world leader in repair, reconditioning and reverse logistics of fixed and mobile telecommunication products.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and present in 39 countries with 21,800 employees, Ingram Micro is the global leader in the distribution of electronical products with a turnover of $42,6 billon.

2015 “Prix Ulysse” for Best Turnaround

Butler Capital Partners was rewarded by the “ Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises” (Association for Business Turnaround) with the 2015 “Ulysse Price” for the best turnaround performed during the year 2014 for its work done on Anovo, the European leader in sustainable management of technology products’ life cycle.

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Rewarding the success of the turnaround strategy implemented by the investment fund and the management of the company, this award comes to greet three years of work that enabled the company – whose takeover in 2011 was the most significant takeover of a firm filing for bankruptcy of the past 10 years – to return to growth and profitability.
Taken over by Butler Capital Partners – whose project was supported by 80% of the employees- Anovo has experienced a fast recovery, and saw its workforce increased from 4,000 to 5,100 and its turnover from €250m to more than €350m in three years.
Today, Anovo, which is present on 23 sites on three continents, is headed by Francois Lacombe and an almost completely remodeled team that has ensured the Group’s recovery.
Now booming, Anovo was approached at the end of 2014 by the industrial Group Ingram for a deal that is expected to close in early 2015.